"What it does: Develops and sells instrument kits used during laparoscopic surgery — procedures, such as pelvic reconstruction, that are performed with thin, lighted tubes. Why it's growing: Using input from doctors and patients, Inlet designs instruments that speed up procedures while improving success rates. For example, its CloseSure kit includes a tool with a hinged jaw that makes it easier for doctors to load and pick up sutures when they're closing incisions. "
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
No. 410 (2005)